noun, often attributive
pro·​mo | \ ˈprō-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce promo (audio) \
plural promos

Definition of promo

: a promotional announcement, blurb, or appearance

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Denimocracy: 30% off when using the promo code 'cyberweekend' from from 11/25-12/1 on Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best 2015 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales To Shop," 23 Nov. 2015 Then the announcement was made declaring that customers can now use multiple promo codes when shopping online. Marci Robin, Allure, "Sephora Credit Cards (and Rewards) Are Coming — Here’s Everything We Know," 16 Mar. 2019 Chrissy's commentary, paired with that recent scary promo of Kate getting wheeled into the hospital, is making everyone ask about what's going to happen to Kate and her baby. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "This Shocking 'This Is Us' Fan Theory About What Happens to Kate's Baby Is Too Much," 5 Mar. 2019 While a recent Game of Thrones promo was revealed to be purely symbolic, the new HBO trailer features actual footage from new episodes. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "New Game of Thrones Footage Shows the Wall Falling Down & Fans Can't Wait," 24 Feb. 2019 And yes, just not a promo here, but just putting it up, most trusted by the Research Intelligencer by Brand Keys, BBC and Fox News at 87 percent. Fox News, "White House outlines strategy to combat meddling threat," 2 Aug. 2018 Although Netflix has not yet disclosed an official date yet, a recent teaser promo for season 5 (featured above) indicates that the show is coming back during fall of this year. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Fuller House' Season 5 Sounds Like It's Going to Be a Wild Ride," 14 Mar. 2019 Normally the RokBlok sells for $99 but Popular Mechanics readers can save an additional 15 percent off with promo cod SEMIANNUAL and get it for only $84.15! Popular Mechanics, "Play Vinyl Records Anywhere with the World's Smallest Wireless Record Player," 1 Mar. 2019 Nayeon’s pink rouge in adorable shapes seen in the promo photos defined this era. Lai Frances, Allure, "A Comprehensive Guide to the Evolution of Twice's Hair and Makeup," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of promo

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for promo

short for promotional

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English Language Learners Definition of promo

informal : something (such as an announcement, a brief film, or an appearance) that is used to advertise or promote something (such as a new book or movie)

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one that collects or salvages junk

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